Thursday, September 6, 2012

What's in it for me?

wrote this one back in July 2011.

  • Before: I wanted to know if I did something what was in it for me?
  • After: give until it hurts and then give some more.
 I now choose to be the hands and feet of my God. I serve others. Not myself. giving freely feels good. and I sometimes enjoy the shock factor. ;)

meditation relocated from AA.

To be self-supporting through my own contributions was never a strong characteristic during my days as a practicing alcoholic. The giving of time or money always demanded a price tag.
As a newcomer I was told "we have to give it away in order to keep it." As I began to adopt the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous in my life, I soon found it was a privilege to give to the Fellowship as an expression of the gratitude I felt in my heart. My love of God and of others became the motivating factor in my life, with no thought of return. I realize now that giving freely is God's way of expressing Himself through me.

Above is a picture of food collected at my daughter's birthday party...instead of presents people brought food for the food pantry. Just another way to give back.

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